PBS is the Pubic Broadcasting service and manages TV programs distribution. It is a non-commercial organization with 350+ local stations. The contents are mostly related to education and development. It is available only in America, and it is geo-restricted. They have a streaming service to make all PBS content available on-demand. PBS Video can be downloaded for free on Amazon Firestick. The famous shows are PBS News Hour, Masterpiece Theater, Nova, Nature, and Sesame Street. You can watch PBS anywhere using a VPN, bypassing the Geo-restriction.

Pricing of PBS subscription

A PBS subscription is known as a Passport membership. In Passport membership, you have to donate $5 per month or $60 per year to the local station. The Passport subscription offers exclusive content with no Ads. PBS also has a trial period of seven days. You can also watch the content for free in the General Audience category.

How to Install PBS on Amazon Firestick

#1: Launch your Firestick and select the Search icon at the top left corner.

search PBS on Firestick

#2: Type PBS Video and select from the shown result.

PBS video on Firestick

#3: Select Download to install the PBS video on Firestick.

Download PBS Video

#4: After installation, Select Open to launch the app.

Open PBS Video

How to Activate PBS on Firestick

#1: Launch the PBS app on Firestick from the Apps section.

#2: Select Activate Now in the opening screen, and the Activation code will appear.

#3: Visit the PBS site (https://www.pbs.org/activate/) to activate the device.

#4: Enter the code and select Continue.

Activate PBS on Firestick

#5: Sign in with your PBS account or Facebook, or Google.

#6: It will automatically activate the device and start streaming.

How to Watch PBS on Firestick outside the US using a VPN

If you are on vacation or living outside the US, you cannot stream PBS due to Geo-restriction. You can use a VPN to bypass the Geo-restriction.

#1: Go to the Home screen of Firestick and select the Search icon.

#2: Type ExpressVPN and select it from the lists below.

ExpressVPN for Firestick

#3: Select Get to download the ExpressVPN for Firestick.

Download ExpressVPN

#4: Select Open to launch the app and select Sign In.

Open ExpressVPN in Firestick

#5: Enter the Email address and Password of your account and click Sign In.

Sign in ExpressVPN

#6: Select the US VPN server and click Connect.

Connect US VPN server

#7: Open the PBS Video app from Your Apps & Channels and stream your favorite content.

Following the above section, you can watch PBS on Firestick anywhere in the world using a VPN. The Bypassing of Geo-restriction can be done effectively only by a paid VPN.

How to Watch PBS on Firestick Without Cable

If you don’t have a cable TV subscription to stream PBS on Firestick outside the US, you can use cord-cutters that streams PBS content with it.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is the only way to stream PBS on Firestick without a cable TV provider. It allows you to stream both PBS and PBS Kids channel content on your Fire TV. YouTube TV is a susbcription based streaming service with over 100+ live TV channels. You can stream popular TV channels like CBS, FOX, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, etc. A monthly susbcription to PBS costs $64.99/per month. To stream PBS on Firestick without cable outside the US, install YouTube TV and connect your Firestick with a VPN.

Best VPN for Firestick

PBS is one good option to watch from the usual streaming content. They have high-quality content, especially for kids. PBS contents are the best for engaging those interested in science, arts, and history.


How can I watch PBS for free?

You can watch PBS General Audience content for free. It contains most of the shows, and the library gets updated often.

How much does PBS Passport cost?

PBS Passport costs $5 per month or $60 per year. The Passport membership offers exclusive content and special shows for more periods.

What contents are available on the Passport?

PBS Passport membership has 1000+ episodes of popular shows like American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, Nova, Nature, and Masterpiece Theater.